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    Skylab III (SL-4) World Record Certification Documents Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot William Pogue, with Signed LOA. The third and final manned Skylab mission set eight different World Aeronautic Records. Offered here are four of the original documents of certification, two matching sets (in French and English) from the two international agencies.
    Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
    (1) A 14" x 10.5" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by three officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson of the United States set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Durée en orbite terrestre en vol accouple groupe/ 83 jours 12 heures 32 minutes, 12,0 seconds/ Classe K-2".
    (2) A 14" x 10.5" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by three officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson of the United States set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Distance en orbite terrestre en vol accouplé/ 55.127.747 kilometres/ Classe K-2".
    National Aeronautic Association
    (1) A 12" x 15" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by two officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Class K Manned Spacecraft/ Duration with Spacecraft Linked/ 83 days, 12 hours, 32 minutes, 12.0 seconds".
    (2) A 12" x 15" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by two officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Class K Manned Spacecraft/ Distance with Spacecraft Linked/ 55,127,747 kilometers (34,254,794 miles).
    Rarely offered. All in fine or better condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Pogue.


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